Oct 3, 2022

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EFCC Arrests Former Speaker of House of Reps Over Alleged Fraud – Legit.ng

  • Patricia Etteh, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, was allegedly seized by the EFCC
  • Etteh, the only woman Nigerian historically elected Speaker, is said to arrested on fraud charges related to NDDC contracts
  • The former spokeswoman’s tenure was short-lived as allegations of financial embezzlement forced her to resign

FCT, Abuja – The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has reportedly arrested a former suspect spokeswoman for the House of Representatives Patricia Etteh on fraud allegations related to a Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) contract.

According to Channels TV, Etteh was on Tuesday , May 17, by the Abuja Anti-Graft Agency for questioning.

Etteh was elected speaker in 2007 but only resigned after a few months amid allegations of financial embezzlement.

She is the only woman in the story of the country elected spokesperson.

EFCC Arrests Federation Accountant General Ahmed Idris Over $80 Billion Fraud

In another related development, the EFCC has arrested the acting Comptroller General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, in connection with the alleged diversion of funds and money laundering activities of N80 billion.

The commission stated , that their verified information showed that the AGF collected the funds through bogus consultancies and other illegal activities using proxies, family members and close associates.

2023: APC in the spotlight while EFCC the Qu All of the funds used for nomination forms will be examined

Meanwhile, the Chair of the EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has confirmed that the agency will monitor funds used for the purchase of nomination forms for political parties before 2023

In a recent exclusive interview with Channels TV, Bawa noted that while this is the mission of the investigation, the funds used for this purpose are those of the independent national Electoral Commission (INEC), he said the EFCC is working hand in hand with the organisation.

Bawa admitted that N100 million and N40 million are sums to save for a lifetime will take time, and as such, both agencies closely monitor the flow of funds and whether or not they originate from illicit deals.